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Assistant Fire Chief Job Opening

Human Resources
9229 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI  53132

Phone:  414-427-7505
Fax:  414-425-6428

Hours:  M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dana Zahn, Human Resource Coordinator

Apply by Thursday, October 31, 2019.

The City of Franklin, Wisconsin, Fire Department is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual for the position of Assistant Fire Chief (Operations). This position holds considerable autonomy and decision-making authority. The Assistant Chief assists and advises the Fire Chief in operational matters, and serves as the department’s representative to several external stakeholder agencies and professional organizations, including the Milwaukee County Fire Training Officers Association, the Milwaukee County Shared Services Committee, and the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The Assistant Chief will both advocate on behalf of the Franklin Fire Department in conducting business with these agencies, and will also ensure that Franklin Fire Department personnel train and operate in compliance with the standards agreed upon by those bodies. The ideal applicant will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, will be highly organized, and have an exceptional working knowledge of modern firefighting strategy and tactics. The Assistant Chief, along with other command staff, assists in organizational goal-setting and strategic planning. The Assistant Chief may be expected to respond directly to an emergency scene and to function within the incident command structure. The Assistant Chief may act in the capacity of shift commander (Battalion Chief) in limited circumstances, and may act in the role of the Fire Chief in his or her absence.  See complete job description.

Qualifications Include:  Associate's Degree in Fire Science or related field is required at time of application.  A Bachelor's Degree in fire department management, business or public administration, or similar field, is required within two (2) years.  Masters Degree is preferred.  

Salary & Benefits:  Salary range is $89,227 to $120,458 depending on qualifications.  Retiree Health Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, and potential Vehicle Allowance are matters subject to negotiation, pending Common Council approval.

Application Instructions:  Submit an online application form AND email a resume to Dana Zahn by Thursday, October 31, 2019.  

The City of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.